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Geek Chic: Fashion Inspired by BBC’s Sherlock

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When it came to picking an inspiration source for this week’s Geek Chic post, the answer was really quite elementary: BBC’s hit show Sherlock is smart, gripping, and surprisingly stylish — the perfect choice for a fashion/geek interpreter! The show stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as the original bromance/dynamic detecting duo, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

Unlike most American shows, Sherlock has only three episodes per season, but each is 90 minutes long. Since there are only 6 episodes total, it’s a show you can definitely marathon in a weekend, but be warned: you may suffer withdrawal afterwards, since there won’t be new Sherlock episodes until mid 2013! It’s a fantastic program, so watch at once if convenient. If inconvenient, watch anyways.  

For more Geek Chic, check out previous posts about Star Wars-inspired fashion, Hunger Games-inspired fashion, Doctor Who-inspired fashion (and Part 2), The Lord of the Rings-inspired fashion, The Big Bang Theory-inspired fashion, and Star Trek-inspired fashion.

Know Your Geek: About BBC’s Sherlock

  • Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (both of Doctor Who fame), Sherlock is a modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic series.
  • Many canonical elements have been retained, but given a contemporary twist. For instance, Doyle’s stories were narrated by Dr. Watson, who served as Holmes’s biographer. In this show, John blogs about his flatmate’s cases as an assignment from his psychiatrist.
  • In the Doyle stories, the protagonists addressed each other as “Holmes” and “Watson”; in the update, they go by the more personal “Sherlock” and “John.” The episodes are also updates on the original stories: for instance, the first episode, “A Study in Pink,” is loosely based on the first Sherlock Holmes novel, “A Study in Scarlet.”

Outfits Inspired by Sherlock

According to Sherlock, breathing is boring. The fashion of the series, though, is anything but! Since technology plays a large role in Sherlock, I’ve included an iPhone case in each of these outfits inspired by the characters of Sherlock.

Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock, played by the incredible Benedict Cumberbatch, is the world’s only consulting detective; Scotland Yard turns to him when faced with seemingly unsolvable crimes. Sherlock is a self-described high-functioning sociopath with incredibly astute powers of observation and deduction. Despite his keen ability to understand other human beings and their actions, he distances himself from the world. In his mind, the rules of society don’t apply to him.

Sherlock can be unapologetically arrogant and manipulative; he sometimes gets so caught up in his own brilliance that he’s unintentionally cruel.  Nevertheless, when it comes to John and Mrs. Hudson, their landlady, he does show rare signs of affection and devotion.

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Product Information: Trench, Shirt, Skirt, Vest, Shoes, Ring, Scarf, Phone Case 

While the man himself is incredibly mysterious, his wardrobe is not hard to decipher. For someone who is utterly absorbed in science and logic (and supposedly has zero interest in fashion), Sherlock is quite well dressed and favors streamlined fits and a dark palette of black, navy, purple, and gray.

To get his look, start off with the all-important black coat: this mid-length trench is totally timeless. Pair a refined purple blouse with a sleek faux leather skirt, then add a sleeveless jacket for a feminine take on a menswear suit. As a boy, Sherlock aspired to become a pirate, so reference that childhood whimsy with a tallship ring. Finally, a hot pink iPhone case echoes the pink phone that Sherlock acquires in the first episode.

John Watson

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John, played by Martin Freeman, is an army surgeon who’s just returned from Afghanistan. In his search for an apartment, he’s introduced to the resident of 221B Baker Street, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. John is often frustrated with his eccentric flatmate, especially with his habit of leaving forensic experiments in the refrigerator. Despite his complaints, John still craves the adrenaline rush of the battlefield and becomes a willing partner in Sherlock’s cases. He and Sherlock achieve minor celebrity status due to his blog about their adventures.

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Product Information: Jacket, Jumper, Blouse, Trousers, Boots, Satchel, Coin Purse, Phone Case

John dresses for comfort and utility, not for fashion, but his casual style is easily adapted for the college campus. Layer a slouchy fisherman sweater over a periwinkle blouse, then slip on comfy cargo trousers that reference John’s military background. If spring hasn’t yet sprung where you live, a waxed cotton jacket will keep you warm and protect you from the elements.

Heeled hiking boots look both rugged and stylish and lend a bit of polish to the otherwise casual outfit.  A doctor bag is quite fitting for an outfit inspired by a surgeon; a red phone case references John’s trusty red laptop.

Jim Moriarty

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Moriarty, played by Andrew Scott, is Sherlock’s arch-nemesis (the consulting criminal to Sherlock’s consulting detective). This “Napoleon of Crime” is traditionally played by a grim, older man, but this modern Moriarty is hilariously terrifying and more than a little bit bonkers. He might be batty, but he’s got a huge criminal network at his disposal and an intellect that rivals Sherlock’s. (Also, he has a groovy ringtone.)

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Product Information: Tank, Vest, Shorts, Shoes, Scarf, Ring, Sunglasses, Phone Case

With his slicked-back hair and devious grin, Moriarty has a polished look that always makes me think of Prohibition-era mobsters. For a fun, spring-appropriate take on the menswear trend, try a combination of high-waisted shorts, a slouchy tank, and a pinstriped vest. A pair of classic saddle shoes adds to the retro appeal, while cool aviator sunglasses reflect Jim’s devil-may-care attitude.

In the show, Andrew Scott wears an Alexander McQueen skull tie; the designer’s skull scarves are super-popular among celebrities, but will set you back around $300 a pop. Luckily, there are tons of inexpensive versions on the market! Last but not least, slip on a cool charm ring to reference one of Moriarty’s more dastardly feats. (Honey, you should see him in a crown!)

Irene Adler

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Irene Adler, played by Lara Pulver, is the only person to ever outsmart Sherlock Holmes and the ultimate femme fatale. In this modern spin on the iconic character, she’s a dominatrix who has compromising photos of a British royal family member on her cell phone. She’s practically oozing with confidence and definitely knows how to use her looks and charms to great advantage; the first time she meets Sherlock, she greets him in the nude in hopes of throwing him off his game. Sherlock is fascinated with her (and she with him) not because of real romantic interest, but because they represent a rare challenge to one another.

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Product Information: Blazer, Dress, Pumps, Necklace, Ring, Gloves, Lipstick, Nail Polish, Phone Case

When she’s not in her battle/birthday suit, Irene dresses in a sophisticated yet seductive manner that highlights her dangerous curves. Snag her sultry look with a tailored dress; not only are peplums totally hot right now, they’ll make your waist look tiny! Peep-toe platforms (pick a pair that’s close to your skin tone) will visually elongate your legs. For a more professional occasion, slip on a sharp blazer.

Next, pile on the fun extras!  A tassel necklace (tassels are vaguely whip-like, no?) references Irene’s profession, while a lock ring relates to an important plot point. Vampy red lips and nails are always chic, and leather driving gloves up the femme fatale factor. Finally, an iPhone case emblazoned with a seductive gaze is absolutely perfect for this sultry villainess. You’ll be fielding your fair share of dinner invitations in this Irene-inspired outfit!

Mycroft

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Mycroft Holmes, played by show co-creator Mark Gatiss, is Sherlock’s older brother and the very picture of British decorum. Sherlock concedes that Mycroft is more intelligent than he, but is too busy with his mysterious governmental position to be bothered solving everyday crime. The brothers frequently have hostile, snarky exchanges that typically involve Sherlock mocking Mycroft’s weight.

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Product Information: Blazer, Dress, Boots, Scarf, Belt, Umbrella, Watch, Phone Case 

Since so much of this post has focused on menswear, I took some liberties with this Mycroft-inspired outfit to make it a cute ensemble for a rainy day. A crisp shirtdress and sharp blazer make a polished but effortless outfit; add refined accessories like a red patent belt and classic watch for extra pop. Mycroft is never without a trusty umbrella; equestrian rainboots, an umbrella-covered scarf, and an actual umbrella will keep you cute (and dry) in inclement weather.

According to Sherlock, his brother is the British government, so this “Keep Calm and Carry On” iPhone case seems incredibly appropriate for Mycroft. Finally, have some fun with your nails: reference Mycroft’s reading materials with newspaper nails!

Molly Hooper

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Molly, played by Lou Brealey, is a forensic pathologist at St. Bart’s Hospital and an original character created for the show. She’s endearingly awkward (there’s a reason she works in the morgue) and harbors a serious crush on Sherlock. Although she knows he’ll never return her affections, she maintains a fierce loyalty for him and proves to be an invaluable resource.

Unlike the larger-than-life Irene Adler, Molly’s just a normal girl. Personally, though, I think that’s what makes her a compelling character: we can all see ourselves in Molly and aspire to be the kind of person and friend that she is.

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Product Information: Jacket, Blouse, Vest, Trousers, Shoes, Nail Polish, Earrings, Phone Case

Since she spends most of her time in the morgue, Molly is almost always seen wearing a traditional white lab coat and sensible shoes. Despite her macabre profession, she’s a girly-girl at heart and favors floral prints and ruffly cardigans. Channel her cute look with a tie-neck blouse and pink sweater vest; a white jean jacket is a stylish take on her lab coat.

Cropped trousers and oxford flats are trendy, but still fit the long pants and closed-toe shoe requirements of a lab setting. A few coats of lavender nail polish are definitely cuter than a pair of latex gloves. Finally, tone down the girliness of the outfit with these slightly-creepy earrings that reference Molly’s job.

What did you think?

Would you wear these outfits? Do you watch Sherlock? Which character’s style do you like best? What other geeky inspirations would you like to see next? (We’ll soon be taking one final trip on the TARDIS…next stop: everywhere!) Let me know in the comments! 

P.S. Apologies to Lestrade fans for his absence in this post. Fashion: not his division.

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106 Responses to “Geek Chic: Fashion Inspired by BBC’s Sherlock”

  1. 1
    April 7th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Gorgeous! I particularly enjoy the summer take on Moriarty and the sleek looks of Mycroft and Adler. A well crafted post, both in content and clothes. :)

  2. 2
    April 7th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I love LOVE all of these! I especially liked how you included the hedgehog with John.

  3. 3
    April 7th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, Sherlock! I adore this show to death. Thank you so much!

  4. 4
    April 7th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I loved this post! The show references make it fun and the outfits are spot-on. I love that you used the purple shirt and the beige sweater – they make the outfits really Sherlock-inspired, not just menswear-inspired.
    I have to admit that I was irritated with Molly’s style when watching the show , lol. I know not everyone cares about fashion and I guess they wanted to show her awkwardness in the way she dressed but she is in such a contrast with all the other characters who are dressed so smartly. I mean, I’m not against ruffles and floral prints but her clothes have such a bad fit.

  5. 5
    April 7th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I LOVE Sherlock! I have yet to see Series 2, and it’s driving me insane! Has it aired in the US and I just missed it?

  6. 6
    April 7th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    i love the mycroft-inspired outfit! (his umbrella print tie was my absolute favorite touch in the costuming of the show, even overshadowing my love for the red-stitched button hole on sherlock’s great coat.) and the lavender polish for molly’s gloves is fantastic. i adore that you used a purple shirt and an oatmeal jumper. can i just have these looks, or…? so glad that you decided to take on this show! :D

    @tara: i think the costume designers really had to work at making lou brealey look frumpy ;)

  7. 7
    April 7th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Westwood! how could you not mention westwood, but i still loved it!

  8. 8
    April 7th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I loove this show and this post!!

    @Jenna: Season 2 has already aired in the U.K. and can be found online. It will air in the US on PBS in May.

    Yay Sherlock!

  9. 9
    April 7th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    LOVE this show!! Also love the Watson outfit and the Adler one too..
    You should do a post inspired by Game Of Thrones. If you guys haven’t seen it: DO!!!!

  10. 10
    April 7th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    perfect! love it all.

  11. 11
    April 7th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    The Irene Adler look is so amazing and perfect for her character. I want to buy every piece.

  12. 12
    April 7th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Alright I can’t believe it…Two days ago I was checking out this site, and was marveled by the Doctor Who inspired fashion, and thought “wouldn’t it be wonderful if they did a BBC’s Sherlock inspired fashion?” and BAM, you do! Love it!

  13. 13
    April 7th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Yes, more things like this! Sherlock is fabulous and this post is everything I could have asked for!

  14. 14
    April 7th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Loved all your geek chic posts! You should do one for some of the new superhero movies that are coming out.

  15. 15
    April 7th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    This is absolutely fantastic! I love all the outfits, they reflect the characters and their personalities so well.

    Only question: the watch link in Mycroft’s is dead and I NEED that watch! Can you please re-link?

  16. 16
    April 7th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Wow, I’m definitely going to have to start watching this– I love the idea of a modern-day Sherlock. John’s outfit is my fave.. those boots are fab and the hedgehog bag is adorable!

    PS- I would die and go to geek heaven if you did a post on Sailor Moon ;)

  17. 17
    April 7th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    This is awesome!! Great post on one of my favourite shows :D

  18. 18
    April 7th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Also, I’ve already pre-ordered Season 2, which comes out sometime in May I believe

  19. 19
    April 7th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    All of the outfits are great! Sherlock is a fantastic show, I’m happy you made a post on it.

  20. 20
    April 7th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    You’re a hero for including ‘Martin Freeman is a hedgehog’ in to the John outfit.
    This is perfect. I particularly love the Mycroft dress!

    ((A bit sad you didn’t include Lestrade though!)

  21. 21
    April 7th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    *fangirling shrieks of utter joy*

  22. 22
    April 7th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    You have no idea how excited I am to see this. I love the series, and these outfits look amazing!

  23. 23
    April 7th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    THIS IS AWESOME!
    I actually let out an audible gasp of joy when this showed up.

  24. 24
    April 7th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Sweet Jesus, I have waited so long for this post. Sherlock himsel already has the kind of simple yet elegant wardrobe I’m trying to build mine up to (maybe with a few John influences along the way).
    Bless this post!

  25. 25
    April 7th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I was just smiling like an idiot throughout this whole thing haha love it!

  26. 26
    April 7th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Ahhhh, I love this <3

  27. 27
    April 7th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I LOVE this show!!!!! i’m so sad that i’ll have to wait untill 2013 for season 3 :(. But i absoutly love the Mycroft inspired outfit!!!!! I’m so glad that you’ve no only looked at american show for your Geek Chic posts bust also british ones!!!!!

  28. 28
    April 7th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I LOVE this!! I am obsessed with the show Sherlock and got really excited when i opened my internet browser (this being my homepage!) I love this site for reasons like this! Awesome!

  29. 29
    April 7th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    LOVE this show & the looks! thank you!!

  30. 30
    April 7th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Sherlock is my FAVORITE show, and I absolutely love the styling in it! You don’t know how happy I was to see this post. My favorite outfit is definitely Sherlock’s (except the scarf! His navy scarf! D: ). It’s so true to his character.

  31. 31
    April 7th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    You don’t even know how EXCITED I was to see this come up on your homepage, Sherlock is and has been my favorite show since it aired, not to mention Sherlock Holmes has been my favorite fictional character since i was 14, I LOVE this!!! :)

  32. 32
    April 7th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I second the sailor moon suggestion

  33. 33
    April 7th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I LOVE the show, this post was awesome, lots of cute ideas. Love the prim but cool britishness of Mycroft´s outfit, and Holme´s trench. Great job all around!

  34. 34
    April 7th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    OMG I love that you included the hedgehog!

  35. 35
    April 8th, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Thank you so much for this article! You surprise me every time, and now, even more! I love Sherlock, it’s one of my favorite tv shows and never in a million years would I’ve thought that you guys could inspire one of your fashion geek chic articles with this BBC show. I knew you guys were cool, but now you’re beyond it!

    I specially loved the outfits inspired by the characters of Mycroft, Irene Adler and Molly Hooper! As always, keep up the good work!

  36. 36
    April 8th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Love. These are all spot-on and I liked the comment about Lestrade. Fashion is not his division.

  37. 37
    April 8th, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Dear goodness, I was so excited when I saw this. I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, both new and old. Lovely interpretations of each character’s style, each was spot on! Moriarty is my favourite. :D Honey, you should see him in a crown. ;)

  38. 38
    April 8th, 2012 at 1:19 am

    LOVE this! ANd the hedgehogs..

  39. 39
    April 8th, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Aaah one of my all-time favorite shows :) I have a Sherlock type hat at home that I have bene dying to wear since my obsession started. A little too warm here for many of these looks, but I love the Irene Adler outfit!

  40. 40
    April 8th, 2012 at 2:43 am

    This is BRILLIANT! College Fashion, I hereby profess my undying love for you. Sherlock is a super series and your take on the fashion is awesome. My favourite was Mycroft. I love his prim and prosy Brit act. Please do a post on Coupling. :-D

  41. 41
    April 8th, 2012 at 4:07 am

    dakl;jfd;aljfeowiaur;weajf;s.
    SHERLOCKIANS UNITE.
    This post is all that is beautiful. I am totally going to get my Irene Adler on. :D

  42. 42
    April 8th, 2012 at 4:36 am

    love how you also added an iphone cover for each character as it is featured throughout the series and is their phone of choice

  43. 43
    April 8th, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Thank you for doing the Geek Chic series! As a die hard fangirl, it’s always nice to have these posts to draw on for fashion inspiration. :)

    If I could, I think the style of the Supernatural cast is definitely worth a mention. And it’s definitely geeky. (Bonus points for Superwholock, haha!)

  44. 44
    April 8th, 2012 at 5:40 am

    I haven’t been watching this BUT I’M SO GOING TO!!!! I had no idea there was a show with modern Sherlock Holmes. The sets are really awesome. I also wanted to say that I loved the Star Wars- post and it would be so cool if you could make a post about the first three episodes. I realize it would be a little difficult with all those dresses and outfits that Padme wore during the 3 movies but I would really like to see other characters as well. Or maybe you could make a different post with only Padme. (I’m sorry I’m such a Star Wars geek) and even if it’s impossible the first Star Wars post was really awesome!

    Keep up the good work :)

  45. 45
    April 8th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I really love how you managed to find the female versions for all the male outfits. I always fail to make male-inspired outfits look good on me, but you did a great job!

  46. 46
    April 8th, 2012 at 7:41 am

    BRILLIANT! when you hinted last time that you’re doing Sherlock I was only expecting Sherlock, John, and Irene Adler, but turns out you covered a lot… you even included Molly! Lou Brealey is such a role model <3 One thing though, I'm kinda disappointed that Sherlock's scarf is not blue, since it's what defines and highlights his wardrobe to me… but other than that, everything's perfect :) Now let us weep while waiting for 2013 to come

    PS. As for what's next suggestion, I'd be really happy if it's another British-based show… Game of Thrones please :) Since it's coming back and all, haha

  47. 47
    April 8th, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I LOVE all the geek chic posts :) the lord of the rings post was great! I really like John and mycroft’s outfits.

    PLEASE do a post on Game of Thrones!!! That show is AMAZING

  48. 48
    April 8th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Great work! I’ve been looking forward to this post!

  49. 49
    April 8th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    This is my favorite segment on CF, so amazing! Might I request a Merlin post to add to the Anglophilia?

  50. 50
    April 8th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I love the geek chic posts!! I would like to see either a superhero OR Chronicles of Narnia in the future… :)

  51. 51
    April 8th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    My love for those gloves!!!!

    wow!

    Love from South Africa

  52. 52
    April 8th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I love this show! if Moriarty and Sherlock (both beautiful in the extreme) don’t fall in love-angels will cry.

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    April 8th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Love all these Geek Chic posts! I really like Holmes’ outfit.

  55. 55
    April 8th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    This is where the “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY” meme is VERY appropriate!

    My god, I LOVE all of these! Very clever referencing.

    Oh, and is that what looks like a hedgehog purse for Watson…? EXCELLENT reference to the fandom there!

    Wow wow wow wow and wow, I cannot express how much I love all of these.

    *waves credit card in the air*

    Prepare to cry, bank balance….Because “I NEED SOME. GET ME SOME.”!

  56. 56
    April 8th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Perfection. Especially Molly’s collection. Keep up the good work!

  57. 57
    April 8th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Oh my god, this post is perfect.

  58. 58
    April 8th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Sherlock is my second favorite TV show. Thanks so much for posting…my Sherlockian friends are going crazy about it. :)

  59. 59
    April 8th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    what, no houndstooth?!? very cute outfits:P

  60. 60
    April 8th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    i love Love LOVE!!!! these outfits. Beautiful, Bold, & British. I <3 Geek fashion!!

  61. 61
    April 9th, 2012 at 3:09 am

    Did you guys know that moriarty has his own mathematical sentence… I am not talking about the fictional, but a sentence SO ugly that nobody would put their name on it, so now it is known as Moriaty’s theorem ;)

  62. 62
    April 9th, 2012 at 11:08 am

    These looks are DAR-ling!

  63. 63
    April 9th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Loooove Sherlock. Well done on these outfits! I love the quirky accessories – and Irene’s outfit is amazing!

    I am NOT looking forward to the US remake of Sherlock….there’s only one Benedict Cumberbatch!

  64. 64
    April 9th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    @Anne-Louise: Seriously, this comment wins ALL the awards. So glad you enjoyed the article! :)

  65. 65
    April 9th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    @Ashley: You must watch: it’s such a good show! CBS is working on an American version but I highly doubt it’ll live up to Sherlock.
    Also, I was on the fence about doing a Sailor Moon post but you helped me make up my mind :)

  66. 66
    April 9th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    <3

  67. 67
    April 9th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I SCREAMED when this appeared in my reader….

    Sherlock…. always my division.

  68. 68
    April 10th, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Yes, see, this is why you are my favorite blog. Sherlock has literally been my obsession since I watched both seasons 2 months ago. I still watch it often and talk about it quite often with other Sherlockians. This post literally made me squeal. You guys are the best. Thank you so much. Absolutely perfect.

  69. 69
    April 10th, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Damn, I’ve heard such great things about this show! Once I’m done with my last course I’ll be able to watch it without feeling guilty.

    Awesome outfits!

  70. 70
    April 10th, 2012 at 3:09 am

    BEST. POST. EVER.

  71. 71
    April 10th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Bahaha, I loved all your references in the text of this post! Fabulous, as always (I particularly enjoyed the hedgehog in John’s!)

  72. 72
    April 13th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Ah, the references. I accept your apology for the lack of Lestrade haha. Wonderful post, I might just start wearing these when I come back from Spring break.

  73. 73
    May 12th, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Great post. I have never watched this show but now I am thinking that I should :-)

  74. 74
    May 18th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Shannon, you are my favorite. Love this post! I personally have a cute navy scarf that’s Sherlock-inspired, and these outfits are great inspiration.

  75. 75
    May 29th, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Where have you been all my life? These Geek Chic posts are the best thing since-well-since Sherlock season 2 came out!

  76. 76
    June 25th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    oh my GOD,Sherlock is brilliant and you are brilliant toooo!
    good job!!
    sending my love from China

  77. 77
    June 29th, 2012 at 2:13 am

    I’m looking for the Sherlock hat, but can’t find it anywhere and there’s not a link to give me a hint. I’d appreciate it if you could let me know! :)

  78. 78
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Hey I did a Game of Thrones post on my blog. Let me know what you think!

  79. 79
    July 15th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    The noise I made when I saw this “fashion inspired” was not human, I swear! I love this, I love this so much! I’m totally printing this! Thanks for this, this feeds my cravings for season 3 for a while!

  80. 80
    July 30th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I know this is an older post, but I’ve just seen it. Not a huge deal, but you introducing the characters of Moriarty and Mycroft is sort of spoiler-y. In the show, it’s sort of a plot point to not know who each of these characters are until later. I mean, it’s probably not ruining the entire thing for anyone, but it is something to think about if future shows are planned. However, great post. :)

  81. 81
    August 2nd, 2012 at 12:59 am

    I love the skirt that Sarah wears on her date with John (“The Blind Banker”), and each time I watch the episode, I vow to find one like it. It has such great pockets! However, my google search has turned up nothing (well, not nothing, I did find this great site!) Can you give me an idea of what the style is called and where I might look for one? Thanks! Now I’m going to see what other interesting things you have here!

  82. 82
    August 17th, 2012 at 3:20 am

    I was a bit put out that you didn’t include Lestrade, but you made it up for it by quoting “not his division”. ^^

    Oh, and I must thank you for introducing me to newspaper nails! I’m so trying that. Absolutely brilliant.

    Lovely read! The outfits were very well put together.

  83. 83
    August 19th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    My Goodness this was simply awesome. Loved all of them so hard :) Of course Irene’s dress up still is the best to me, but Sherlock’s is a quite nice one, too.
    Absolutely lovely to read and very well-chosen. Laughes so hard when it came to Mycroft’s phone case :D
    Great Job Honey.

  84. 84
    September 4th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I adore this post!! The outfits are just perfect, especially the Moriarty and Irene Adler ones :) I’d like to see a post about Game of Thrones (the tv series) next :D

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    October 9th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I’ve just recently finally started watching Sherlock and I’m so happy I did! I’ve been avoiding reading this post because of potential spoilers :b I LOVE all the outfits in this post! And the addition of the phone cases is a nice touch :) Great job with the creativity in Moriarty’s outfit!

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    December 3rd, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    HELP ! I need the Moriarty ring! Apparently, they aren’t making it anymore. Any suggestions?

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    March 7th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I know this post is fairly old, but does anyone know a similar shirt to the purple one in the Sherlock inspired set? The website says it’s not available anymore :/

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    July 2nd, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    You should make The Avengers inspired outifits!

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    July 20th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I watch sherlock and I like your idea

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    August 14th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    This is a lovely post, spot-on with all of the characters’ personalities! I would wear each and every one of those ensembles. The hedgehog is a nice touch, and I love your comment about Lestrade! =D

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    October 23rd, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    OMG this is perfect and the premiere date for Sherlock is on January 19th at 10pm. Thanks so much for the tips

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    January 1st, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    this is amazing, but for Sherlock that scarf should be a darkened blue and not infinity, and the trench should go down to the knees or longer, and have that double buttoned thing otherwise, amazing job on the others!

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    February 5th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    OK so I love the styles you have put together, so please help me find the jacket that Sally wears in so many of the scenes. You have it featured in the second photo titled “Sherlock” , she is wearing it in that particular photo, standing behind Sherlock ( Benedict C) Is it Burberry? Can’t seem to find anything like it . Thanks in advance. B

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